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Instagram removes the IGTV button you weren't using

Instagram's IGTV was supposed to usher in a new era for video in the social network, but that's not quite how it panned out. And now, the company is tempering its expectations. A Facebook spokesperson has confirmed to TechCrunch that Instagram is r… Source: Engadget | Instagram removes the IGTV button you weren't using

Facebook Shelves Controversial Plan to Insert Ads into WhatsApp

Facebook’s controversial plan to sell ads in WhatsApp has been put on the back-burner, according to a new report today from The Wall Street Journal. WhatsApp in recent months disbanded a team that had been established to find the best ways to integrate ads into the service, according to people familiar with the matter. The …

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Facebook will now send you notifications for third-party logins

It's pretty easy to forget where you use your Facebook credentials to log in, especially since using it is as easy as clicking a single button. Now, the social network has launched a new feature that sends you a notification when your account is used… Source: Engadget | Facebook will now send you notifications for …

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A closer look at Mark Zuckerberg’s ‘next decade’ manifesto

Every year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg writes a letter outlining his goals for the coming year, including personal challenges. These missives talk about his own growth, as well as acting as a manifesto for Facebook in the coming year. Often, you ne… Source: Engadget | A closer look at Mark Zuckerberg’s ‘next decade’ manifesto

Facebook is still running anti-vaccination ads despite ban

Facebook ostensibly frowns on anti-vaccination ads, but it's apparently letting some promos slide. BuzzFeed News has learned that alternative medicine company Earthley is running Facebook and Instagram ads that point users to a whooping cough treatm… Source: Engadget | Facebook is still running anti-vaccination ads despite ban

Tech that defined the decade

2020 is just around the corner, and another decade will soon come to an end. A lot has happened over the past ten years, and not all of it was pleasant: 3D television came and went, the headphone jack slowly died and the intersection of tech and… Source: Engadget | Tech that defined the decade

Brazil hits Facebook with $1.6 million Cambridge Analytica fine

The Cambridge Analytica data scandal may have come to light nearly two years ago, but the former company — and as a result, Facebook — is still feeling the effects of the fall out. Brazil's government has imposed a $1.6 million fine on Facebook for… Source: Engadget | Brazil hits Facebook with .6 million Cambridge …

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WhatsApp ends support for Windows Phone and older versions of Android

WhatsApp runs on a huge range of operating systems, but even the ubiquitous messaging app doesn't think it's worth supporting Windows Phone any more. The company has announced it is ending support for older versions of Android and iOS as well as the… Source: Engadget | WhatsApp ends support for Windows Phone and older versions …

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Facebook tells US, UK and Australia it won't weaken chat encryption

If officials were hoping that Facebook would stop end-to-end encryption in its messaging apps just because they sent a strongly-worded letter, they had another thing coming. Facebook has sent its own letter to US Attorney General Bill Barr, acting Ho… Source: Engadget | Facebook tells US, UK and Australia it won't weaken chat encryption

Oculus Link beta is ready to turn your Quest into a PC VR headset

At last, your Oculus Quest is ready to double as a PC VR headset. Oculus has released a Link beta that lets you use Rift titles on the Quest when you're physically connected to your PC. You'll want a long, "high quality" USB 3 cable (Oculus suggest… Source: Engadget | Oculus Link beta is ready …

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Twitch loses another top streamer, this time to Facebook

Yet another high-profile Twitch streamer is jumping ship, but this time it's to an unusual destination. Jeremy "Disguised Toast" Wang (best known for streaming Apex Legends, Hearthstone and League of Legends) is leaving the service in favor of Faceb… Source: Engadget | Twitch loses another top streamer, this time to Facebook

Facebook will let politicians run false ads during UK elections

Facebook's policy of allowing politicians to run false ads is going to get tested in short order. CNN Business has confirmed that the social network won't fact-check candidates' ads in the weeks ahead of the UK election on December 12th. It will ba… Source: Engadget | Facebook will let politicians run false ads during UK …

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Instagram is trying to shut down stalking app Like Patrol

Whether it's a parent checking in or a jealous boyfriend keeping tabs on his ex, stalkers are going to stalk. There are several apps that enable this type of behavior, and Like Patrol is one of them. The app scrapes Instagram data, allowing users to… Source: Engadget | Instagram is trying to shut down stalking …

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Dropbox adds Extensions for Gmail, WhatsApp, Vimeo and more

Dropbox introduced Extensions last year to help mitigate the fuss of switching between apps — the new function let users take action directly on files stored within Dropbox. Now, the company has announced it's doubling the number of Extensions with… Source: Engadget | Dropbox adds Extensions for Gmail, WhatsApp, Vimeo and more

Facebook takes down fake political ad meant to test its fact checking

Facebook's stance on truth in political ads has been put to the test. The social media giant has removed a 'stunt' ad from a Political Action Committee, the Really Online Lefty League, that falsely claimed Republican Senator Lindsey Graham supported… Source: Engadget | Facebook takes down fake political ad meant to test its fact checking

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